Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Benefit Testicular Function in Young Men

Consuming fish oil supplements is positively associated with semen volume and total sperm count, larger testicular size, higher calculated free testosterone to luteinizing hormone (LH) ratio, and lower follicle-stimulating hormone and LH levels in young, healthy men, according to results from a study published in JAMA Network Open.

A team of investigators conducted a cross-sectional study in young Danish men to assess whether taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements — including fish oil— was linked to improved testicular function, measured by semen quality and reproductive hormone levels.

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1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication

By Dr. Mercola

Recent research shows that American doctors are still over-prescribing many different kinds of drugs,1 especially antibiotics and opioid pain killers, despite repeated calls for prudence.

U.S. health care expenses have also risen, hitting $3.2 trillion annually as of 2015, and rising prescription prices combined with over-prescribing are significant drivers of these rising costs, according to a government report.2,3,4,5

While psychiatric drugs were not included in that report, statistics reveal a very clear trend of over-prescribing here as well. According to recent research, 1 in 6 Americans are now on antidepressants or some other type of psychiatric drug, and most appear to be taking them long-term.6,7,8,9,10

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